Tuesday, 14 May 2013

St Ann's Well Gardens, It Ain't Got That Swing and Bird's Eye View

"Light & Shade" :- This was captured nearly a year ago on the 25th May 1012 during a wonderful heat wave that had Britain firmly in its grasp. Making the most of the sun and the warmth I had gone on a bit of a trek around Brighton and had ended up in Saint Ann's Well Gardens in Hove where this image was shot. Love the browns and earthy shadows mixing with the many shades and hues of the lush greenery.

"Water Under the Bridge" :- This is an image of the old swing bridge at Southease in Sussex, England. It's fairly recently (2009) been granted Grade II listed status. The bridge was built in the 1880's but it has not been opened since 1967 even though the swing mechanism is still in place. The village of Southease lies between the towns of Lewes and Newhaven.

"High Above the Drive" :- Captured late April (2013) around 6 pm on Brighton seafront. The Victorian Madeira Lift / Elevator juts out from the upper Marine Parade thus allowing a unique viewpoint looking down onto the old terrace (built in 1890) and along the lower seafront road of Madeira Drive. To the right of the image you can see a few of the grand Regency, Georgian and Victorian buildings that look out over the English Channel. The Brighton Pier is caught in stark silhouette and looks relatively small from this deceiving viewpoint because it's actually a third of a mile long which is 524 metres or 1,719 ft.

All Photography © Justin Hill